‘Now Kirby tells their tale at greater length in The Optician of Lampedusa. Though a small book, just 120 pages between its hard sea-blue covers, this is no extended exercise in reportage. Instead, Kirby tells it as a moral tale, following events through the eyes … Continue reading ‘They hear a noise that initially they take for seagulls screaming…’
The BookTalk team are delighted to announce some of the titles we will be discussing in the next academic year. Events will remain online until at least February 2022. 21 October 2021, 7pm: The Optician of Lampedusa by Emma Jane KirbyEvent in partnership with Cardiff … Continue reading Coming soon for 2021-22
The BookTalk team, in partnership with Cardiff Amnesty International, are delighted to announce our first event of the new academic year! On 21 October, the award-winning former BBC journalist Emma-Jane Kirby will be speaking at a joint Cardiff Amnesty International Human Rights Book Club / … Continue reading Emma Jane Kirby – The Optician of Lampedusa
Cardiff BookTalk is delighted to invite you to our third author event of the 2020–21 semester – On 21 April, Tyler Keevil will be reading from and discussing his powerful new thriller Your Still Beating Heart. Eira’s husband has been murdered – a random stabbing … Continue reading Tyler Keevil’s Your Still Beating Heart
You can now book for all the scheduled 2021 Cardiff BookTalk events – links below. Thank you to everyone who has joined us so far! Full details of speakers and lots more information regarding the forthcoming free online talks on our website: http://www.cardiffbooktalk.org. Octavia Butler … Continue reading BookTalk for Spring / Summer 2021
The BookTalk team are delighted to present the full talk and Q+A we hosted with Richard Gwyn. The author discusses his latest novel The Blue Tent with Christie Collins, before Colin Bond fields probing questions from our audience. We cover magic, Jorge Luis Borges, dreams, … Continue reading Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent – Full talk and Q+A
Join Cardiff BookTalk for a free special event on 3 February 2021 at 7pm on Zoom – the first author-led virtual event of our 10th anniversary season. We’re delighted to welcome the novelist and poet Richard Gwyn, a previous winner of Wales Book of the … Continue reading Richard Gwyn’s The Blue Tent
Dates for your diary – Our spring programme features author readings with Richard Gwyn, Susan M. Gaines and Tyler Keevil, a new look at the cult writings of Octavia Butler and Ann Quin, plus heated discussion of Hilary Mantel‘s new blockbuster, The Mirror and the … Continue reading Cardiff BookTalk 2021 – Spring Programme
In this 2016 TEDx talk, MBTI expert Jean Kummerow takes the audience through the different personality types with humor and personal experience. Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her … Continue reading What’s Your Type? A TEDx Talk with Jean Kummerow
Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.